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Bangladesh has grappled with the issue of adulterated food for several decades. This deeply rooted practice—a gross violation of various human rights—has still not been resolved in the country. This project design memo will first provide a brief context of this issue, along with a general definition of food adulteration through the lens of human rights norms. It will then discuss key drivers of food adulteration in Bangladesh and offer recommendations on how to address the complex dynamics of this public health crisis through policy change, research and media advocacy.