Peter Whoriskey
Peter Whoriskey
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Peter Whoriskey is a staff writer for The Washington Post handling investigations of financial and economic topics. Previously, he has written about pharmaceutical research, income disparity,  unemployment, and the recession. As the Post’s Southern bureau chief, he covered Hurricane Katrina. Before that he worked at the Palm Beach Post and the Miami Herald.

Latest by Peter Whoriskey

Is your food genetically modified? If Congress moves on this, you may never know.

Is your food genetically modified? If Congress moves on this, you may never know.

The notion that genetically modified foods ought to be labelled has caught on. But a new bill in Congress would call a halt to these efforts.

These 5 organic fruits and vegetables are really worth the higher cost

These 5 organic fruits and vegetables are really worth the higher cost

Consumer Reports ranked foods for pesticide toxicity, and paying more could pay off with lower risks.

How risky is that new drug? FDA proposes to let drug companies undermine official safety warnings

How risky is that new drug? FDA proposes to let drug companies undermine official safety warnings

Big Pharma gains a powerful new weapon to contradict federal safety warnings about drugs.

What is natural? Even the people who make ‘natural’ foods aren’t sure.

What is natural? Even the people who make ‘natural’ foods aren’t sure.

At the nation’s largest annual gathering of organic and “natural” food makers, no one seems to know what the term means.