The Johnson County Extension Service has given some good advice about eating fruits and vegetables that have been exposed to the recent flood waters.
It only makes sense not to eat something that has been covered with sewage-contaminated water. But even out here - in the middle of nowhere - we need to be aware of this danger. The manure and chemical fertilizers and herbicides that were applied to the newly-planted fields right before the rains were washed into the creeks and rivers and thence over our yards and gardens.
Common sense here, folks. If you have any doubt about the safety of eating your food, then discard it. "When in doubt - throw it out!" That's been the canning mantra for years and it applies to your growing fruits and vegetables this season. It sucks, I know.
Thanks to Genie of The Inadvertent Gardener for bringing this to my attention. You can take the girl out of Iowa, but you can't take Iowa out of the girl.