Feeding the world

Without GMOs

March 31, 2015

Feeding the world: References

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30. A two-tailed t-test of corn yield statistics from 1986 to 2013 results in a p-value greater than 0.5.

31. A two-tailed t-test of corn yield statistics from 1996 to 2013 results in a p-value greater than 0.5.

32. A two-tailed t-test of soybean yield statistics from 1986 to 2013 results in a p-value greater than 0.2.

33. A two-tailed t-test of soybean yield statistics from 1996 to 2013 results in a p-value greater than 0.1.

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