You have seen the sprout trays and how we grow the sprouts we assume. The truth is that as soon as these sprouts go towards being a plant, they are so overcrowded the way we grow them that they would die off due to overcrowding roots. We are really not interested in their 'long term' survival. With seeds, there are row spacings and seed spacings to grow them efficiently as plants for reproduction and harvesting. We are not worried about that stage or methodology. We grow and cut long before they start looking for nutrients to come from the soil to survive.
No! Absolutely no genetic modification. The very term certified organic means by definition it has not been genetically modified in any way. If it has you cannot certify it organic.