Francesco De Augustinis is an Italian freelance journalist and documentarist with 10 years experience in food and environmental issues.

He is based in Italy and works with different media outlets in Italy and abroad. In 2019 he One Earth, an independent journalistic project about food production, environment and public health.

As a filmmaker, he was the director in 2019 of the documentary Deforestation Made in Italy (Italy, 2019, 72') and in 2021 of the award winning feature documentary ONE EARTH - Everything is Connected (Italy 2021, 93'). 

Francesco De Augustinis

Basic information

Francesco De Augustinis
Environment, food production, public health

Supported projects

Killing krill: supermarkets and salmon farms under fire

  • Environment
  • Fishing industry

Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) is a shrimplike crustacean a few centimeters long, supporting the marine food chain around Antarctica. The Antarctic krill fishing industry has been growing in the last two decades, driven by the global growth of aquaculture. Krill is considered a valuable alternative to wild fish as a protein ingredient for fish feeds, especially for salmon, trout and shrimp.

The invisible factory farms: the rise of aquaculture in “green” Europe

  • Environment
  • Fishing industry

SUTHERLAND - The European Union pledged around 2.9 billion euro between 2001 and 2020 to support the development of aquaculture. Based on the Food and Agriculture Organisation's strong support for fish farming, European institutions plan to develop aquaculture in member states, in order to decrease imports of fish products, to produce food in a more sustainable way and to reduce overfishing and meat consumption.