Peter Whoriskey
Peter Whoriskey
Reporter

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

Could 95 percent of the world’s people be wrong about salt?

Could 95 percent of the world’s people be wrong about salt?

Some scientists say U.S. guidelines are simply too restrictive -- and could be bad for people’s health.

USDA declines to investigate alleged violations at major organic farms

USDA declines to investigate alleged violations at major organic farms

The USDA has declined to investigate complaints based on aerial photography that 14 large-scale organic farms are not allowing their animals outside.

Cancer charities bilked donors out of $187 million, government says

Cancer charities bilked donors out of $187 million, government says

Officials say the scam ran for years, resulting in one of the largest cases ever against a charity.

Why what we think about eating is so often wrong

Why what we think about eating is so often wrong

The public is subject to a torrent of nutritional advice based on new studies, but how much of it is worthwhile? According to a number of researchers, surprisingly little.