The Washington Post

Peter Whoriskey

ReporterWashington, D.C.


The case for coffee.

  • Nov 23, 2015

The case against coffee.

  • Nov 23, 2015

A U.S. panel said coffee can be part of a healthy diet. That might be true only for half of us.

  • Nov 23, 2015

Many public health agencies warn that processed meats like bacon and hot dogs can elevate your cancer risk. But a study shows that the dangers from processed meat may depend on genetics.

  • Nov 2, 2015

As the government prepares the next set of Dietary Guidelines for Americans this year, scientific support is eroding for the longstanding warning about whole milk.

  • Oct 29, 2015

U.S. meat industry objects controversial finding and prepares for battle.

  • Oct 26, 2015

At a Congressional hearing on the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, lawmakers from both parties question how the government comes up with its nutrition advice.

  • Oct 7, 2015

A proposal for the Dietary Guidelines for Americans would have advised Americans to eat less meat in favor of plant-based foods. The idea, opposed by the meat industry, died on Tuesday.

  • Oct 6, 2015

Recent evidence indicates that avoiding saturated fat will, by itself, make people healthier, has never been fully proven.

  • Oct 6, 2015

Real world tests “would have detected the Volkswagen issue immediately,” lab engineer says.

  • Oct 5, 2015
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Peter Whoriskey is a staff writer for The Washington Post handling investigations of financial and economic topics. His series on the role of pharmaceutical companies influencing drug research, "Biased Research, Big Profits," won a Polk Award in 2013. Previously, he had written about income disparity, unemployment, and the recession, and as the paper's Southern Bureau chief, covered Hurricane Katrina. Before that, he worked at the Miami Herald, where he contributed to the paper's coverage of Hurricane Andrew, for which the staff was awarded a Pulitzer Prize.
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