photo of a turmeric root, slices of the root, and powdered turmeric spiceIn a feature for Undark, Wudan Yan (@wudanyan) takes us to Bangladesh’s spice markets, where vendors sell turmeric — until recently, often color-enhanced with lead chromate. The country practically eliminated turmeric adulteration through a multinational collaboration between scientists, policymakers, public health leaders and local community members. She paints a vivid picture of the places where this spice is grown, processed and sold, and the people who do this work. And she asks what lessons this effort holds for other instances of food fraud around the world. Photo: Simon A. Eugster via Wikimedia Commons