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

What this scathing exchange between top scientists reveals about what nutritionists actually know

A spat over the Dietary Guidelines reflects the limits of what is known about diet.

Why mainstream researchers think the U.S. Dietary Guidelines lack scientific rigor

Why mainstream researchers think the U.S. Dietary Guidelines lack scientific rigor

A new paper provides insight into the unsettled state of the science behind nutrition.

Government revises Dietary Guidelines for Americans: Go ahead and have some eggs

Government revises Dietary Guidelines for Americans: Go ahead and have some eggs

Controversy accompanies the government’s diet advice.

The surprising thing ancient mummies tell us about what to eat

The surprising thing ancient mummies tell us about what to eat

Analyses of ancient people also reveal signs of arterial plaque and heart disease.