I was invited by the Hormones & Diseases Research and Resource Group to give a “brown bag lecture” on placentophagy at UNLV today (University of Nevada, Las Vegas). It went really well – I was told that they had their best turnout ever. It was standing room only, and I ran out of handouts (sorry folks, I was expecting a smaller crowd).
Beyond being pleased that my PowerPoint presentation went off without a hitch, and that I got a few laughs (at the parts where I was actually trying to be amusing), there were three researchers there who are interested in working on some placentophagy research with me! That is incredibly exciting.
The research potential for placentophagy is huge, as it is a field that is vastly unexplored. The interested experts – from anthropology, nutritional anthropology and psychology – can explore placentophagy on several different fronts. Now just to work out the logistics for the first study and find some funding!