Al Jazeera business program examines fight malaria Al Jazeera’s Counting the Cost program on Saturday focused on the fight malaria and the business behind its treatment and prevention. According to the scheduled program, progress against malaria has been threatened in these tough economic times. There exists a $3 billion shortfall in funding for malaria treatment and prevention. The scheduled program reviews on drug-resistant malaria strains in South-East Asia; examines a vaccine candidate under development by GlaxoSmithKline; speaks with Jo Lines of the London College of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Christoph Benn of the Global Fund to Battle AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis about the effect of the international financial crisis on the fight against the disease; and discusses a mobile phone app developed by several medical students that would help people get a quicker medical diagnosis and treatment .Monsanto boasted the partnership giving a shout-out to National 4-H Week. Influencing the near future The 4-H organization is incredibly influential to children, and has a strong effect on mental and emotional development through its various applications and clubs. Monsanto’s partnership with 4-H therefore places our kids in a precarious position, as Monsanto exploits 4-H to impact and condition children’s thoughts and developing beliefs and value systems. Children are type of like sponges; they absorb everything around them. This makes them easy and vulnerable targets for propaganda. What better way to influence the continuing future of food than to condition millions of young thoughts into firmly believing that GMOs are safe and progressive and may just be the response to all of the world’s problems? 4-H and mega-corporate funding 4-H began at its origins to promote noble values, by training rural youth in hands-on agricultural abilities such as for example raising animals, promoting responsible land and pet husbandry, and cultivating food assets within an ethical and responsible way.