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Myth bust: Daily Mail allegations of u-turn

The myth: The Daily Mail alleges that the Government has u-turned on plans to introduce deposit funds on drinks containers and force stores to charge for carrier bags.

Page published: 18 June 2011 | Myth busters

Myth bust: The Daily Mail’s Stephen Glover today claims that everyone will be “forced” to use food waste bins

The Myth: The Daily Mail’s Stephen Glover today claims that everyone will be “forced” to use food waste bins.

Page last modified: 29 June 2011 | Myth busters, News

Mythbust – Daily Mail ‘slop bucket’ claims untrue

The myth: The Daily Mail has claimed today that ‘every home will be ordered to use a slop bucket under Coalition plans’.

Page published: 15 June 2011 | Myth busters, News

Bovine TB and badger culling – myth busted

The myth: Media reports have suggested that the Government position on badger culling has changed.

Page last modified: 15 June 2011 | Myth busters

Milk from cows testing positive for tuberculosis (TB)

The myth: The Guardian reports that milk from cows testing positive for tuberculosis (TB) would be introduced into the human food chain under reforms suggested by government advisers.

Page last modified: 15 June 2011 | Myth busters

Bathing water quality

The myth: The Times claims that Defra is secretly helping local authorities who want to stop beaches being designated as ‘swimming’ beaches – which would mean water quality wouldn’t be tested to ensure it’s clean enough to swim in.

Page last modified: 15 June 2011 | Myth busters, News

Myth bust – Red Tape Challenge

The myth: there have been reports in the media that important environmental regulations in legislation such as the Wildlife and Countryside Act, National Park Act, Clean Air Act and the Climate Change Act could be scrapped as part of the Government's Red Tape Challenge.

Page last modified: 15 June 2011 | Myth busters

Bovine TB and badger culling – myth busted

The myth - Recent media reports have claimed that free shooting to tackle bovine TB could spread the disease as infected badgers are dispersed to other areas.

Page last modified: 15 June 2011 | Myth busters

Bob Watson and neonicotinoids – myths busted

The myth: The Independent claimed that Defra’s Chief Scientific Advisor Bob Watson had ordered a review of the evidence used to justify the safety of neonicotinoid pesticides to bees.

Page last modified: 15 June 2011 | Myth busters, News

Forestry consultation – myth busted

The decision to end the forestry consultation will not lead to any further cuts to the Defra budget for flood defences, animal health or any other area

Page last modified: 26 May 2011 | Myth busters