Endorsing even very small steps if they are in the right direction, and accepting inaction in areas that can't feasibly be changed right now, but opposing government initiatives that are clearly going the wrong way.
"...opposition to GM foods – often by rich, well-meaning Westerners..." No, you cannot absolve them of this because they think they are "well-meaning". These people, and they are present here in the comments section are responsible for the death and crippling of millions of children. That is not "well-meaning" by any yardstick. These people are monsters and evildoers and need to be "outed" as such.