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

There’s a raging debate over whether these types of lettuce and tomato are really organic

There’s a raging debate over whether these types of lettuce and tomato are really organic

The latest controversy over the USDA “organic” label concerns whether produce grown in water tanks may be eligible for the designation.

NFL players file for bankruptcy just as often as Americans overall do

NFL players file for bankruptcy just as often as Americans overall do

Making lots of money, then losing it all: the story of the NFL

Why some scientists think salt isn’t
as bad for you as the government says

Why some scientists think salt isn’t <br>as bad for you as the government says

A dilemma for dietary guidelines: Retract an old warning or overlook doubts about the harms of intake.

A scientific conundrum: Why certainty is so elusive in diet research

A scientific conundrum: Why certainty is so elusive in diet research

The science behind nutritional pronouncements is often overlooked. Here’s why it deserves more attention.