The Paleo Periodical’s Karen Phelps takes umbrage at charges of elitism in the paleosphere (emphasis hers):
Paleo takes some guff from critics for being “too elitist” due to its focus on expensive grass-fed meat, pastured eggs, and organic local produce. I mean, what suburban family of five can afford to eat this way? And perhaps some of this is warranted. But the blame for this shouldn’t be placed on us, the practitioners, it should be placed on those who’ve made real food inaccessible to everyone who deserves it. You know what’s elitist? Suggesting that those who can’t afford a grass-fed steak with a side of broccoli should be damned to a life of Hamburger Helper and the accompanying health consequences. …
Quality matters, not because we’re better than anyone, but because it’s our right as humans to eat a diet that is biologically appropriate.
Not sure how to do this for the world’s population (projected to be 10 billion by 2050), but the food industry is certainly not taking us down a healthy path either.