"How would the child feel later on once you told them how you had manipulated them into eating their vegetables?" he said. "If you're going that far, why not use Photoshop to doctor their childhood photos to show them having problematic experiences with junk food?"
For that matter, Stock added, "it would be much simpler to give kids the offending food — a McDonald's burger, a pizza, whatever — and put a little something on it that makes them harmlessly sick … then you would really affect their eating."
I never thought of that -- what a great idea! Every time your kid wants ice cream, pour syrup of ipecac all over it. Voila! No more sharing with that ungrateful brat!
Actually, what really stunned me about this article was not the whole make-you-like-asparagus thing (though I would eat it just for the nifty side effect). I was shocked that "scientists" were "implanting false memories." That scenario has bad scifi written all over it.
P.S. The LA Times has the Worst. Registration. Process. Ever. Use bugmenot.