Peter Whoriskey
Peter Whoriskey

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

Millions of pounds of apparently fake ‘organic’ grains convince the food industry there may be a problem

The organic industry is creating an anti-fraud task force in the wake of a Washington Post report.

How millions of cartons of ‘organic’ milk contain an oil brewed in industrial vats of algae

The USDA approves using some non-organic ingredients in "organic" milk.

Three popular tuna brands conspired to fix prices, court records allege

Major retailers are suing amid a Justice Department investigation.

The labels said ‘organic.’ But these massive imports of corn and soybeans weren’t.

Americans are increasingly eating organic foods from overseas. But fooling regulators is all too easy, critics say.