Lallemand Inc. is a privately held Canadian company, founded at the end of the 19th century, specializing in the development, production, and marketing of yeasts, bacteria and fungi. Specialty Division, with headquarters in Toulouse, France, is a technically-driven business focusing on applications of yeast and bacteria in food, fermented beverages, human and animal nutrition, fuel ethanol and for agricultural (plant care) and pharmaceutical uses. It operates worldwide through a network of subsidiaries, affiliates and joint ventures. It is organized in Business Units, each dedicated to a field of industry: Oenology, Brewing, Animal Nutrition, Human Health and Nutrition (ingredients, supplements and pharmaceutical products), Ethanol Technology (fuel ethanol and spirits), Specialty Baking Ingredients and Plant Care. The Division has sales offices in several countries and bacteria and ingredients plants in Canada, France, United States, United Kingdom and Finland. Lallemand Plant Care is dedicated to producing and supplying fungal, bacterial and yeast biocontrol products, biofertilizers and biostimulants for application in forestry, agriculture, horticulture, turf management and consumer gardening. Through the acquisition of Verdera Oy in Finland and ITHEC SAS in France, Lallemand has become an active provider of biological plant care solutions worldwide.