Genetically Modified Crops Resistant to 2,4-D Spur Debate, Calls for Labeling

Ryan Jaslow | CBS News | April 27, 2012

A debate over genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is raging across the country from farms to the federal government. A company called Dow Chemical is on the verge of getting approval for a new genetically engineered corn that's supposed to be immune to the chemical weedkiller "2,4-D" - a primary component of Agent Orange, the New York Times reported.

Environmental advocates call the chemical a carcinogen  that's also linked to birth defects, dubbing the product "Agent Orange Corn" and saying it has no place near food grown in the U.S...