Laurel E. Phoenix and Lynn Walter have edited a two volume collection on Critical Food Issues: Problems and State of the Art Solutions Worldwide, which was published by Praeger Publishing in September of 2009.

Among the contributors are Center faculty members–Joanne Gardner, Regan Gurung, Aeron Haynie, Vicki L. Medland, Debra Pearson, Larry Smith, and Sandra M. Stokes. Other regional authors include Bill Van Lopik of the College of Menominee Nation and Cheryl Kalny, Lecturer in the Social Change and Development Department at UW-Green Bay and at St. Norbert College.

The authors take an interdisciplinary approach to the examination of problems ranging from food insecurity and natural resource depletion to disordered eating and declines in food quality. The main focus of each of the 31 chapters is on strategies devised by farmers, scientists, artists, and citizens from around the world to address these problems.