Fandango’s Provocative Question #99

FPQWelcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question.

This week’s provocative question was suggested by Pete over at Mr. Bump, and it’s a goodie. Pete wants to know…

What do you think are the three most pressing issues facing us today?


I think that the three most pressing problems that the people the world over are facing these days are;

• Economic disparity;

As time is passing, the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. The fact the top 1% of the population owns 44% of the total wealth of the world speaks volumes about the economic disparity. The pandemic has shown us how fragile is the line between having a home and homelessness.

• Racism and division;

East or west, developed or developing country, each is beset with this evil. It’s a divide between Us and Them! Racial discrimination always existed but now it has grown to become a major problem in most regions of the world. The politicians are thriving on flaming the flames of this fire.

• Food shortages and food wastage;

There is a shortage of food in poor and developing countries and a lot of food is being wasted in first-world countries. This should not be allowed to happen and food should never be allowed to be wasted. I saw a documentary about how the farmers discarded misshapen or small strawberries because they didn’t look good in a package. When you see children starving in poor countries Your heart will break.




16 thoughts on “Fandango’s Provocative Question #99

  1. Food waste is a HUGE pet peeve of mine! I’ve actually been hungry in my life. No food. So it stuck with me. Farmers also let grain rot because they cant get a good enough price for it. They get a better break on their taxes or whatever to take the total loss rather than accept a smaller profit. Like this quote by Alanis Obomsawin
    “When the Last Tree Is Cut Down, the Last Fish Eaten, and the Last Stream Poisoned, You Will Realize That You Cannot Eat Money”

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  2. I agree that racism is probably not just important, but our number one problem in the world. Two and Three are harder to figure out. Hunger and poverty and both major issues, but are they both more critical than the environment? Without caring for the world itself, we will be unable to grow food So I would have to cheat and list all four.

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