Greenpeace issued a press release on Friday blasting genetically improved rice that could save thousands of children from blindness and death, a.k.a. “Golden Rice.” In response, the creator of the rice took Greenpeace to task for its opposition. By Saturday, Greenpeace sensed a public backlash and begrudgingly backed down. It’s just another example of how supposedly dedicated activists are really only interested in an issue if they can use it to garner public support for fundraising. Take away the money and see how fast their position changes.