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.

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The desserts looked delicious. Then scientists rewired their brains to stifle temptation.

The desserts looked delicious. Then scientists rewired their brains to stifle temptation.

Scientists are pursuing a novel approach to averting temptation, using subliminal photographs to arouse a sense of disgust.

Fish oil pills: A $1.2 billion industry built, so far, on empty promises

Fish oil pills: A $1.2 billion industry built, so far, on empty promises

The phenomenon reflects our confusion about diet and anything touted as a life-extending elixir.

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.