A row has broken out over media reports that the government was going to force people to drink UHT (a most disgusting and foul tasting product) in place of fresh milk, so as to cut down on carbon emissions (UHT uses less energy to store).
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has rushed to deny the press reports:
"Defra has been working in close collaboration with all parts of the dairy supply chain to look at ways to reduce the environmental impact of dairy production and consumption, including greenhouse gas emissions.
The paper referred to was drawn up to stimulate discussion - it does not represent government policy and was never intended to.
The government is not and will not be telling people what kind of milk to drink, people need to make their own decisions."
It sounds to me as though the leak was designed to test public reaction, the reaction being so vehemently negative Defra was forced to rush out the denial.