I found this very interesting, if somewhat long, article about Kashmir saffron. it’s in danger. I hope I’ll be able to sample some before it disappears! Also hoping I’ll be able to afford some before it disappears!
I read that yesterday. They need to do some serious educating of the farmers if they're going to save it. On the bright side, Iran supplies 80 percent of the world's saffron, so some version should be available.
There's already been a lot of trouble in the area. That's the border where India and China have been having military disputes. Soldiers have died.
I remember when there were troubles in Syria - Aleppo pepper was unavailable for quite a while. It's a trivial thing in the big picture, but it's a side effect.