FEATURE-Brazil's Amazon markets new "green" products

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By Peter Blackburn RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, June 30 (Reuters) - Amazon rubber tapper Jose Almir Barbosa da Cruz was delighted when Brazilian Environment Minister Marina Silva -- herself a former harvester of the sticky "white gold" -- stopped at his exhibit stand. Cruz was showing a bicycle equipped with a bag made from wild rubber, one of 70 "sustainable" Amazon products like drugs, food, cosmetics, furniture and woodcraft exhibited this month in Rio de Janeiro's Botanical Gardens. The ...

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