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Friday Editor Picks

NFM Editors are scouring the Boston Convention & Exhibit Center for their favorite quotes, booths, products, ideas, news, and more. Here are a selection of our picks from Friday.

CEO of Tasty Bite, Ashok Vasudevan provides the Expo Show floor with some much needed ambience music on Friday. His bluetooth is for important business matters only.

The Zico folks have found a great way to burn off those show-floor-grazing calories.

New flavors for pepper fanatics from the folks at Frontier Natural Products Co-op—whole peppercorns in a grinder, flavored with garlic, cayenne, chipotle or lemon. Yummy!

Livity specializes in cool hats, including a variety of fair-trade, hand-made lids from Ecuador. A stylish natural way to accessorize….

Verterra’s plates and bowls are made of nothing but fallen palm leaves pressed together with heat and steam. They’re compostable, microwavable, and cool-looking too.

Montagne Jeunesse has a complete line of one-serving facials in a variety of flavors, including chocolate and strawberry. Check out that packaging!

Yes To, a skincare manufacturer, displays a contagiously positive message in its popular booth.

Not only does Boiron have free online training programs designed specially for retailers who want the 411 on how to use homeopathic products, but the company also sponsors seven roller derby teams around the country. How cool is that? And the new pillow packs with two tubes of arnica, etc., offer retailers an excellent tool to indicate to consumers how to use the product.

"We have co-evolved with plants--not with single-molecule synthetic drugs." --Chris Kilham, ethnobotanist and explorer in residence at University of Mass., Amherst.

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