Archive - May 23, 2013

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What? The Peace Corps is in Bed With Mondelez International. But is it Really Oral Sex?

What? The Peace Corps is in Bed With Mondelez International. But is it Really Oral Sex?

The Peace Corps is now ‘in bed’ with Mondelez International (aka Kraft Foods). This American multinational confectionery, food and beverage conglomerate, you know, junk food like Oreo, Chips Ahoy, Trident, Chiclets, (oh, dear, all my favorites) that has 100,000 employees around the world. In a short piece yesterday on this blog, Acting Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet said, “this type of partnership represents the future of the Peace Corps: working in partnership with other organizations.”  Her remarks caused something of a minor reaction from RPCVs readers of our site and Carrie has been kind enough to respond to a few of my questions which I will post in the coming weeks. Meanwhile….. Doing a tiny bit of research I found that the Mondelēz name came from a Kraft Foods employees at the time, Monde being French for world and delez an alternative to delicious. However, Kraft Foods forgot to ask any of those ‘old fashioned’ Russian RPCVs’ . . .

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