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NFM editors hit Natural Products Expo West

Bring on the night! I like Expo evenings when I can hit events like the International Reception and the Organic Industry Reception and connect with colleagues in a relaxed environment. I usually come away with a handful of business cards.

—Managing Editor Anna Soref

Eating—and drinking—my way through the newest products. I've been training for months. Grocery & Fresh research is tough. Sometimes it hurts. Sometimes it leaves an aftertaste. But I'm ready for the challenge. I'm packing my notebook, my antacid and pants with an elastic waistband.

—Grocery & Fresh Editor Shara Rutberg

Seeing social-environmental activist Vandana Shiva, Ph.D., speak on Saturday. One of her books was a founding brick in my personal convictions. She argues that the solutions to climate change and poverty are one and the same. I'm ready to get fired up! —Health &Beauty Editor Hilary Oliver As an Expo first-timer, I am most looking forward to the inevitable surprises. There are so many dynamic, insightful, hilarious people in the naturals industry. I can only imagine what kind of profound shenanigans ensue when more than 50,000 of them gather so close to Disneyland.

—Associate Editor Cara Hopkins

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