The products of Biotalys are biodegradable, so they do not lead to soil and groundwater pollution. They are safe to use and leave no residue on treated products. With its developments, Biotalys contributes to aresponsible food production with less food loss and a reduction in pesticide use. Biotalys is also committed to develop a biofungicide that can control leaf spot disease, a devastating disease in cowpeas, a crop that provides an important source of protein and is grown primarily by millions of small farmers in Africa. This project is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.