Picks and Pans Review: Funny, You Don't Look Kosher

updated 12/24/1984 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/24/1984 AT 01:00 AM EST

Scientists at the Agency for International Development are investigating a piglike animal native to Indonesia, the babirussa, as a possible meat source. Because the animal chews its cud and has a cloven hoof, it might be acceptable to Jews, whose dietary laws forbid eating cudless, uncloven animals, and to Muslims, who also are not allowed to eat pork.

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