Japanese food manufacturer Morinaga Milk Industry Co. has reported its intention of boosting its US tofu business to fulfil a surge in demand for the soy-based foodstuff, which is growing in popularity as a healthy alternative source of protein. Morinaga has earmarked ¥700m (US$5.93) in joint venture with a US partners to launch production lines for new tofu products. The Japanese group already sells ¥1.8bn worth of tofu products in the US every year, but it hopes to see this rise by 80%, reported