Humble tofu powering Indonesian homes with clean energy

May 13, 2016

Humble tofu powering Indonesian homes with clean energy

In a dark and steamy room in Indonesia’s tofu heartland, three men sweat over bubbling cauldrons, churning creamy bean curd with wooden paddles before draining it by hand and slicing it into silky cubes. Tofu has been cooked this way for generations, but today ...

McDonald's Japan quarterly loss narrows after menu changes

May 12, 2016

McDonald's Japan quarterly loss narrows after menu changes

McDonald’s Holdings Co. (Japan)’s first-quarter loss narrowed as the fast-food chain won back some customers after being hit by a series of food safety scandals. The net loss was ¥176 million for the three months ended March 31 compared with ¥14.6 billion a year ...

In California, couple's return to meat sparks vegan uproar

May 7, 2016

In California, couple's return to meat sparks vegan uproar

At the Cafe Gratitude restaurant chain in California, waiters serve plates of vegan rice bowls, vegetable pizzas and tempeh sandwiches with names such as “Gracious,” “Warm-Hearted” and “Magical.” The last two weeks, though, have been anything but kind. Angry patrons and animal rights activists ...