Nowadays, I am afraid to buy most kinds of food items in Bangladesh. Contamination of fruits and vegetables is widely prevalent and other items too. Adulterated food is also perhaps why we are so unhealthy as a country and our children especially are at risk. While the government has taken some timely steps to check food adulteration, especially during Ramadan, I believe strong punishment should be meted out to the criminals who mix chemicals with food. Such monitoring should be done year-round.