The comment about GOL, was from the reply I received from John Roulac. My apologies, I didn't use quotes.
Organic, 100% organic, is something that is grown just the way nature intended. USDA certified organic is just the certification that growers get from the organization.
Most herbs I buy, are grown outside of US. I was told they could not be certified, but the buyer makes sure to buy from growers who use ethical farming practices. So, I had to take their word and go by their reputation. Recently I bought some ayurvedic herbs, from OmOrganics. Their herbs are certified organic, but grown in India. They told me certification is available worldwide, but it costs a lot of money, that's why many companies will not go for certification.
Anything that grows in my garden, is organic. If I decide to sell it, I can label it "organic", "100% organic", or have it certified and use the USDA organic logo.
What John said, that "GOL is not USDA certified". Does not mean, that it is not organic. GOL is a good company, I like many of their products, top of the list is "Primal Defense". If you don't know about it, do a search online and read more about HSOs (Homeostatic soil organisms).
I have tried GOL coconut oil, but it was way back. I just liked Nutiva more.
It's more of a personal prefernces, my friend. I prefer to buy from companies with ethics, so I talk to people, ask many questions.
Also, any oil is a processed food, least processed a food, better it is.
Hope that answered your question.
Have a sunny day!
P.s. *waves at Caitlin*. I know you are here somewhere. I been busy. I will write to you soon. :o)