By generating strips of meat from stem cells researchers believe they can create a product that is identical to a real burger.
The process of culturing the artificial meat in the lab is so laborious that the finished product, expected to arrive in eight months' time, will cost about £220,000 (EUR250,000).
But researchers expect that after producing their first patty they will be able to scale up the process to create affordable artificial meat products.
A while back, Colbert did a thing about artificial meat and it was easily one of his funniest bits ever.
"Shmeat! Is inescapable future of humanity!"