Dr. Trust Beta

Position: Board Member
Categories: Board Members

Dr. Trust Beta is a Full Professor and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Grain-based Functional Food, at the Department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences at the University of Manitoba, Canada. Dr. Beta is a Certified Food Scientist (CFS), a designation recognizing the applied scientific knowledge and skills of global food professionals and providing a universal way to identify, cultivate, and retain top talent.

She recently edited books on ‘Cereal Grain-Based Functional Foods’ published by the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) and ‘Improving the Nutritional and Nutraceutical Properties of Wheat and Other Cereals’ published by Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing (UK). She has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters focusing on grain-based foods and plant phytochemicals for enhanced nutritional and functional properties.

Previously, she acquired research experience working in academia at Iowa State University, the University of Hong Kong, Texas A & M University, the University of Pretoria, and the University of Zimbabwe where she participated in collaborative crop research programs like the Sorghum and Millet Improvement Program (SMIP), and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT).

She has served as a Member of the Biological Systems and Functions Evaluation Group of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) – Discovery Grant program; Panel Chair of the United States Department of Agriculture /Agriculture Research Service (ARS) Office of Scientific Quality Review (NP 306 Panel 2 Wheat Quality); Member of the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI); Expert Panel on Food Science; Rating Reviewer of the National Research Foundation (NRF), Pretoria and South Africa; and Functional Food Program Reviewer of the Commission Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONICYT), Chile among others.

Dr. Beta holds a Ph.D. in Food Science, from the University of Pretoria, South Africa; an MSc in Food Science and Technology, from Texas A&M University, US, and a BSc in Chemistry and Biochemistry, from the University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe.

Trust Beta is the 2023 recipient of the Include Award in honor of George Washington Carver.